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Auto Show and Biltongfees on the cards

Wed, 3 July 2013 21:29
by Online Reporter
News Flash

Standard Bank will feature the Dust & Dirt 4x4 competition
at the 2013 Standard Bank Namibia Auto Show and annual Biltongfees this weekend at the SKW Sports Fields.
Standard 4x4 vehicles and special prepared 4x4 vehicles will compete and drivers can show off their vehicles and their driving skills.  
Standard Bank Namibia’s Auto Show has become synonymous with the Biltong fees and in view of their longstanding partnership there will be a fully-fledged 4 x 4 competition.
“It is important that Standard Bank customers have the opportunity to view new vehicles at the various participating dealerships, but there will also be fun and entertainment at the Auto Show. We therefore look forward to the Dust and Dirt 4x4 competition and invite all 4x4 enthusiasts to participate,” says Thaddius Maswahu, Head of Marketing at Standard Bank Namibia.
The standard and competition vehicles will compete in different classes in about ten specially prepared obstacles.  
Penalties will however apply on all additional aids that a vehicle might have such as lockers, aftermarket suspension, tyres larger than 33”, rear wheel steering to name but a few.
“The purpose of the penalties is to level the playing field for all competitors,” says Nico Smith, one of the organisers of the 4x4 competition.
“The obstacles will also be set up in such a manner that it would not damage a standard vehicle and we would like to invite all those drivers of those nice 4 x 4 vehicles to enter the competition where exciting prices are up for the winning,” explains Smith.
A totally new experience is where any spectator who wants to be a navigator for one of the specially prepared 4 X 4 vehicles can get a seat for the event at a cost of N$500-00.
All entrance fees will be donated to a charity of choice of the Miss “Biltongfees” finalists. Smith stresses that “a limited number of entries are allowed so if you snooze you are going to lose.”
Contact the Dust and Dirt 4x4 Competition organisers Nico at 0811245003 and Eben at 0811240360. If you are interested, search for the Dust and Dirt 4x4 competition on Facebook. You can access the guidelines and download an entry form from the Facebook page.